Youth Arts in the Parks

student artwork
detail from the 2016 Wildflower Contest best in show winner: Red Trillium, by Presley Peterson
Poster for 2017 Wildflower Art Contest

2017 Youth Arts in Parks Wildflower Contest

Has nature ever inspired you to do something creative? Local students can celebrate their creativity through the Youth Arts in the Parks program. This youth art contest and April art exhibition at Tamarack allows students to serve as community leaders and raise awareness of Appalachia’s natural diversity and parks. Their works will inspire community connections to local ecology, as well as outdoor stewardship. Student participants in this art program will also have the opportunity to explore the business of art and its role in economic development.

This wildflower art contest is open to all K – 12 grade students in Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties. Students may use a variety of mediums to create a work of art inspired by a spring Appalachian wildflower native to the New River Gorge area of West Virginia. Entry deadline: February 1 to 7, 2017.

To enter the contest, download the entry form and guidelines below:

2017 Guidelines

2017 Entry Form

Photo References of Native Species

Photo Release Form


Check out winning artwork from previous years.


View videos of the 2013 Youth Arts in the Parks Performance Celebration at Tamarack


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